White allegedly used a black pistol with silver trim, which he reportedly then displayed in an Instagram video
Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old man whose death at the hands of police set off nationwide race riots over the weekend, had a warrant out for his arrest on attempted aggravated robbery charges, and reportedly repeatedly choked a woman at gunpoint in an effort to make her give him $820 in cash according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Wright died when a female police officer mistook her service pistol for a Taser and shot him as he was resisting arrest.
The Daily Mail reported Tuesday that Wright was detained due to expired license plates, not because of “air freshener” as his mother and BLM activists have claimed.
Furthermore, Wright had an active arrest warrant issued on his name for charges of attempted aggravated robbery, after allegedly demanding $820 in rent money from a woman at gunpoint.
According to the police report filed by Officer Shane Mikkelson, Wright was walking the female victim to the door when he “pulled a black handgun with silver trim out from either his right waistband or his right coat pocket and pointed it at victim and demanded the rent money.”
Wright can be seen displaying a black handgun with silver trim in an Instagram video taken shortly before his death.